Don't Send a Resume

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jeffrey J. Fox
Narrator: Jeffrey J. Fox
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: June 2001
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Counterintuitive commandments for hungry job-seekers from the bestselling author of How to Become CEO and How to Become a Rainmaker.

Anyone who thinks getting a good job is easy in this booming economy should think again. Greater prosperity has made the work force smarter and more competitive than ever. The real plum jobs are out there, but they're harder to get than ever. Now, bestselling author and innovative thinker Jeffrey J. Fox, who has shown thousands of readers how to rise to the top of any organization, steps up to the plate once again with this no-nonsense collection of surprising and daring rules for landing the right job.

Easy to read, inspiring, and often counterintuitive, these concise directives reflect the values of creative thinking and persistence that have made Fox one of America's most emulated businessmen.

He has had proven success with all his rules, such as:
--Look like a ballplayer
--Don't ask for directions
--Make a big splash . . . not a bunch of little ripples
--Don't talk in an interview

Fox also offers a "Job Getting Blueprint," a "Job Seeker's Glossary", several "first interview questions," as well as the basic form and variations for a "boomerang letter." His rules not only help today's job seekers devise a winning strategy, but also show them how to prepare for and make the best impression in an interview. This wisdom-packed book gives readers the edge on the competition, and helps prepare them for the challenges and rewards of landing not just a good job, but a great one.

Reviews (2)

Great ideas

Written by Kathy from Chugiak, AK on October 24th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great! As someone who hires people and someone looking forward to finding the next place for my career to continue it's adventure it was very helpful. As someone who looks at resumes, I know he is so very right about resumes all looking the same and what is written on them being taken with a grain of salt. If you are someone who hires or someone trying to get hired in a competative job market, you should heed it's advice!

Mediocre

Written by Anonymous from New Plymouth, ID on September 22nd, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Obviously this book is geared toward executives. It truly does not seem relevant to the job market of (admittedly rural) Idaho. I knew that when ordering it, but still hoped to glean some useful tidbits that might be more universally applicable. Sadly, I did not.

Author Details

Author Details

Fox, Jeffrey J.

Jeffrey J. Fox is the founder and president of Fox & Company, Inc., a marketing consulting firm that specializes in marketing strategy development, innovation, enhancement, and selling skills training. In addition, Fox is a popular speaker and the acclaimed author of a series of hard-hitting international business best-sellers, How to Become CEO, How to Become a Rainmaker, and Secrets of Great Rainmakers among others.